As a modern international airport integrated with ocean, land and air transportation in China, Shenzhen Baoan International Airport is the first international airport with transit transportation mode in China. With navigation opened in October 1991, Shenzhen Baoan International Airport had opened 141 air lines, both domestically and internationally, by the end of June 2013, connecting 103 cities both at home and abroad and 9 passenger and cargo transportation base aviation companies.
Passenger and cargo throughput of Shenzhen Baoan International Airport is on the rise significantly since it was opened to air traffic and it is ranked as the forth largest airport nationwide for many years continuously. In terms of passenger transportation, Shenzhen Baoan International Airport became the forth largest airport nationwide in December 1996. In 2003 the passenger throughput broke through 100 million and it jumped to the top 100 airports worldwide. The passenger throughput of Shenzhen Baoan International Airport broke through 200 million in 2007 and it became one of the most busy airport in the world. The passenger throughput of Shenzhen Baoan International Airport was 29.5688 million while the cargos throughput was 850,000 t and 240,000 flights took off and landed there in 2012. As for cargo transportation, Shenzhen Baoan International Airport was conferred with the global award of “the best cargo transportation airport” by the world authoritative cargo transportation magazine Air Cargo News in March 2011. This was the first time that the domestic airport obtained such honor.
Currently, Shenzhen Baoan International Airport is under expansion, which includes movement area and terminal area. In 2011, the second runway which is 3,800m long and 60m wide of the airport with the runway flight grade of 4F was put into operation and it is able to satisfy the take-off and landing of the largest passenger airplane in the world, including “airplane giant"---AirBus A380 passenger airplane. The building area of T3 terminal building is as large as 450,000m2 and it has been put in use in the end of 2013.
Five strategies of Shenzhen Baoan International Airport in “the Twelfth Five-year Plan” is “safety first”, “aviation city”, “Shenzhen-HongKong cooperation”, “International” and “collection and distributing center of express”.